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Wednesday: March 24, 2010

More and more people surfing the web whilst surfing channels these days.More and more people surfing the web whilst surfing channels these days.

In December 2009, 59% of Americans used TV and the internet simultaneously, compared to 56.9% in June 2009 and 57.5% in December 2008. On a year-over-year basis, participation in this activity increased 2.7%, accord ing to the report.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:09 AM | Tags (9) | computers | increase | percentages | reports | simultaneous | surfing | survey | television | web |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 9, 2010

Your computer may one day operate at the speed of light thanks to laser technology.Your computer may one day operate at the speed of light thanks to laser technology.

An electrically powered, room-temperature, infrared laser for laptop computers is still years away, however, cautioned Michel. If and when those laptops do arrive, they will be powerful -- more powerful in fact than even today's supercomputers.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 2:28 PM | Tags (9) | interwebs | speed | light | plaid | spaceballs | abcnews | lasers | super | computers |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


A handy tutorial regarding how to build your very own micro-processor chess set.A handy tutorial regarding how to build your very own micro-processor chess set.

Got some old computer parts laying around? If so, crack it open and start getting to work on this tutorial. You'll have on unique looking chess set as a result and a cool desk ornament/decoration as well. 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 6:57 AM | Tags (9) | tutorial | chess | set | processors | chips | computers | instructables | howto | pieces |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: February 17, 2010

A hundred and one reasons why you should play more Sudoku.A hundred and one reasons why you should play more Sudoku.

36. Experts say that solving Sudoku game is based on the neural pathways and even the computers that are most powerful cannot replicate.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 6:28 AM | Tags (9) | sudoku | reasons | time | consumption | games | puzzles | brain | nueral | computers |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 24 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 22, 2009

Why it's better to pretend you don't know anything about computers.Why it's better to pretend you don't know anything about computers.

Another illustrated guide from the folks at TheOatmeal.com on a subject most geeks know all too well about. Good luck to all of us this holiday season.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 6:36 AM | Tags (7) | computers | theoatmeal | pretend | pc | tech | support | family |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 53 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 9, 2009

Dell would like you to know they made $6.5 million in sales via Twitter.Dell would like you to know they made $6.5 million in sales via Twitter.

Dell now considers Twitter to be a 'significant new channel' in which to reach customers. If Twitter landed me a couple million in sales I'm guessing that I'd think it would be pretty significant as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:47 AM | Tags (9) | business | computers | dell | interwebs | microblogs | millions | sales | social | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: November 25, 2009

The ten best celebrity computer advertisements of the eighties.The ten best celebrity computer advertisements of the eighties.

Yes, that would be Jack Black expressing his extreme excitement regarding the fast-paced action/adventure game that was Pitfall for the Atari. Nice hat, too.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 6:57 AM | Tags (8) | 1980s | apple | billcosby | computers | eighties | eighties | jackblack | pc |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 59 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: November 4, 2009

The top eleven things nerds can do that regular people can't.The top eleven things nerds can do that regular people can't.

4.  Fix your computer just by using it, even though it kept crashing for you before.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 7:30 AM | Tags (8) | bbspot | funny | nerdy | geeks | computers | crashing | fix | bsod |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 78 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: October 19, 2009

In seventy-five years your computer will have hit a processor speed wall.In seventy-five years your computer will have hit a processor speed wall.

Smaller means faster in the microelectronic world, but physicists Lev Levitin and Tommaso Toffoli at Boston University in Massachusetts, have slapped a speed limit on computing, no matter how small the components get.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 7:29 AM | Tags (10) | speed | abcnews | processor | computers | chips | years | science | physics | limit | components |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 31 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 22, 2009

Ars Technica takes a look back at twenty years of Apple laptops.Ars Technica takes a look back at twenty years of Apple laptops.

The Portable sold for a whopping $6,500 when it was launched in September 1989, and it's hardly surprising that it was never a top-seller.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:45 AM | Tags (9) | apple | ars | computers | history | ibook | laptops | macbook | powerbook | years |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 22 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 26, 2009

Blu-ray won't replacing the DVD drive in computers anytime soon according to analyst.Blu-ray won't replacing the DVD drive in computers anytime soon according to analyst.

At least not until 2013 anyway.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 8:00 AM | Tags (5) | bluray | dvd | pcs | computers | betanews |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 6, 2009

CNET would like you to know why consumers won't be buying tablet computers.CNET would like you to know why consumers won't be buying tablet computers.

While a tablet may be great for browsing the Web and viewing media, it's too big to replace a phone and too limited to carry around as a work computer. People will need their keyboarded Netbooks and notebooks for real work.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:32 AM | Tags (7) | cnet | computers | consumers | laptops | purchasing | tablet | trends |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 24, 2009

Turns out that Apple has 91% of market for laptops that cost a grand and up.Turns out that Apple has 91% of market for laptops that cost a grand and up.

Apple must be doing something right to go from, in the US retail premium PC market, 66 percent revenue share in first quarter 2008 to 91 percent at the end of second quarter 2009. The company has masterfully navigated the stormy economic waters that battered so many other companies.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:41 AM | Tags (4) | apple | computers | market | share |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: June 23, 2009

Rain gutters can double as awesome cable management tools.Rain gutters can double as awesome cable management tools.

Who knew?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 10:43 AM | Tags (4) | gutters | wires | computers | neat |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: January 24, 2007

Future Conversations

It's true, I actually wear a tie at home - all the time. My wife is still mad at me for making my daughter look so hideous in comic-form. Seriously, a bow? Is that Ms. Pac-Man?

Posted to DotComic filed in Comics @ 1:00 AM | Tags (6) | comic | computers | dotcomic | humor | life | web |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 0 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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